Former Memphis coach Larry Finch dies

Updated: April 2, 2011, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Larry Finch, who led Memphis State to the 1973 NCAA title game before the Tigers fell to the Bill Walton-led UCLA Bruins and who then went on to coach his alma mater for 11 years, died Saturday at age 60.

Memphis spokesman Lamar Chance said Finch died at Saint Francis Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Finch suffered a debilitating stroke in 2002 at age 51. In October 2010, he was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia.

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